Moat Mountain stands prominently above the Mount Washington Valley, offering 360-degree views from each of its three open summits. South Moat is especially attractive during the spring since its southern slopes welcome summer conditions much sooner than other nearby locales.
Hike: The 2.7-mile ascent begins gradually and slowly increases in intensity. The final climb includes a few steep inclines, but offers pleasant views to the south.
Trailhead: Located on Passaconaway Road, 3.4 miles west of the West Side Road in Conway. www.fs.fed.us